Bruins drop second straight to Red Wings, 4-2

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Bruins drop second straight to Red Wings, 4-2

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com

DETROIT The Bruins came out of the chute Sunday with plenty of jump, physicality and verve, as they were ready to avenge Friday nights embarrassing loss to the Red Wings. But they faded as the game moved along and once again had difficulty slowing down the skilled, surgeon-like Wings in a 4-2 loss to Detroit at the historic Joe Louis Arena."They played really tight in the defensive zone and the neutral zone," said Bruins wingerMilan Lucic, who was kept off the score sheet and off the 'hit chart'. "You definitely have to work really hard to get your chances, and that's what's made them a good hockey club for a long time here."We felt really good before the game and in the first period, and it's just too bad we couldn't get the job done."Todd Bertuzzi scored the backbreaker for the Wings with less than six minutes to go in the third period, giving Detroit a resounding home-and-home sweep of the Bs.There were some good things going on for the Bruins as Tyler Seguin responded with a goal minutes into the game, and both Blake Wheeler and Michael Ryder played with some energy and effectiveness. But Patrice Bergerons line was once again neutralized by the Wings, and there was nothing from key offensive players like Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton.A Brad Marchand mistake in front of Tim Thomas during a line change led to a Todd Bertuzzi goal, and a neutral zone breakdown by Seguin and Dennis Seidenberg led to the game-winning strike for Kris Draper in the second period. Marchand scored a power-play goal in the second to make amends for his early game mistake, but the Bruins couldnt generate much offense after a good first period.They were outshot 19-5 in the second period. That period sucked momentum out of the Bruins and couldnt find a way to reignite the flame. Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

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